Hothead Gamer Flips Out, Burns Warhammer Fantasy Army

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Hothead Gamer Flips Out, Burns Warhammer Fantasy Army

furious about warhammer age of sigmar man burns army

Goodbye, hundreds of dollars of precious plastic!

Welp, perhaps it was inevitable.

Many gamers get angry about changes to games they love, but YouTuber Death, Holy Death has taken that rage to an extreme in protest of the cancellation of Warhammer Fantasy Battle and its subsequent replacement with the rebooted game Warhammer Age of Sigmar. See, Age of Sigmar has significantly different rules from its predecessor - some of which are admittedly a bit silly. This man is, perhaps understandably, furious about the changes. To that end he has burned his Warhammer army to a raucous death metal track, a collection that, eyeballing it, was likely worth upwards of $900 USD at retail price. Not counting the hours spent assembling and painting those miniatures which were assembled and painted.

In his pre-pyre rant, Death, Holy Death admits that he's not taking the changes well, unleashing a litany of angry insults against game publisher Games Workshop for creating the game instead of a new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Battle. He also takes the time to briefly outline his issues with the new rules. I don't particularly recommend the rant - it's profanity laden, offensive, and not safe for work.

Either way, if you want to watch the horror unfold, here's the video bookmarked where the burning starts:

Curious about the rules that could inspire such fury? We've highlighted a few of the silliest new rules we could find here.

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That seems like quite an overreaction. He pry could have gotten good money for all of it.

This may sound harsh, but he comes across as a no-life loser. Maybe this will be a healthy change for him.

When I see stuff like this it makes me wonder if I'm a geek at all.

Adam Jensen:
This may sound harsh, but he comes across as a no-life loser. Maybe this will be a healthy change for him.

When I see stuff like this it makes me wonder if I'm a geek at all.

While I'm not gonna try to justify burning nine hundred dollars worth of miniatures I do have to say, I sympathise with the anger. The new rules are basically Games Workshop saying "Yep it's a silly game for no-lifers and best enjoyed when drunk" to people who have spend nine hundred dollars on miniatures. You don't drop that kinda money on a frat-house board game, you do it for serious wargaming, and it's down to the player whether they wanna play it straight or play it silly. Having the official rules noted down as "some silly shit for silly folk" is just obnoxious.

He's not wrong about GW. We've seen it for years. And I'm ashamed to admit that I not only still play Warhammer 40,000, but I also buy GW products.

But burning the models? Not on my list of 10 best choices. Sell the models, screw GW out of $900, and use the money to buy something that isn't made by a company with no regard for its customers.

That was just stupid. All that money and time definitely flushed down the drain, and you know it doesn't hurt Games Workshop, it only hurts himself as he realizes he coulda just ebay'd the figures and made some decent cash. Or y'know, still played the former version like the new version never existed. Cuz the old version didn't vanish into time-space limbo because a newer version came into existence.
Stupid, pointless and childish. Dumbass.

Yes, he could have sold his collection for a tidy sum, but by sacrificng them to R'bllor burning them instead his message is going to spread much further than it ever would have before.

He is lost. He is a follower of Khorne, in his rage. Rage that is understandable, as Tzentech, in his wiles, changes Warhammer Fantasy to Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. A plague from Nurgle, I say. Though I admit, looking at the new models gives me a sense of beauty that only Slaanesh could provide.

Hawki:
He is lost. He is a follower of Khorne, in his rage. Rage that is understandable, as Tzentech, in his wiles, changes Warhammer Fantasy to Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. A plague from Nurgle, I say. Though I admit, looking at the new models gives me a sense of beauty that only Slaanesh could provide.

These changes are so self destructive that I can't help but wonder if it's the work of Malal.

Hawki:
only Slaanesh could provide.

...if only they didn't cut Slaanesh from the game.

gigastar:
Yes, he could have sold his collection for a tidy sum, but by sacrificng them to R'bllor burning them instead his message is going to spread much further than it ever would have before.

The problem with that is the message is "I'm an overemotional idiot with more money than brains."

I don't get it. Couldn't you just play with the old rules... or your own?

LordLundar:

gigastar:
Yes, he could have sold his collection for a tidy sum, but by sacrificng them to R'bllor burning them instead his message is going to spread much further than it ever would have before.

The problem with that is the message is "I'm an overemotional idiot with more money than brains."

Easiest way to make a compelling argument is to load it with emotion.

However it is held back by excessive profanity.

A butthurt WoW fanboy would never delete their character in protest of a balance change.

This guy has balls... and a severe case of stupidity.

Frankly, I sympathise. It's an expensive luxury, but if the money isn't a question, then why not. Burn it and move on.

Better still would've to kept going with the old game rules, and told GW to go fuck themselves, but I can understand wanting to amputate that part of your life, drastic as it is.

If nothing else, those models got the funeral pyre that heroes deserve.

So...rather than find OH I dunno, any of the thousands of players that don't want to change and are more than happy to play with the old rules, he burned probably close to $1000 worth of models in a desperate and pitiful attempt to send a message to a company that already has his money...

Sweet Sigmar, look at all that money gone down the drain! That literally makes me wince and I winced when I bought a single Death Korps squad back in the day (thirty two pounds for ten men!? Heresy!)!

While I think destroying even a single extremely overpriced model in a fit of righteous fury is *possibly* taking things far too seriously, I can understand where the anger is coming from: judging by what I've read, Games Workshop is taking the piss by going "Chaos won and destroyed everything in Fantasy, everything you had and did with your old armies is completely pointless, now shut up and buy our new Not-Space Marines in our stupid celestial realm war supplement."

JonB:

Hawki:
only Slaanesh could provide.

...if only they didn't cut Slaanesh from the game.

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How, how do they even... what? I know Warhammer Fantesy and 40k are explicitly in different universes ever since they stopped messing around with that "it's an isolated planet from 40k" joke lore but how does one get rid of Slaanesh?

JonB:

Hawki:
only Slaanesh could provide.

...if only they didn't cut Slaanesh from the game.

Wut.

Seriously?

May the God-Emperor protect me from low content post offenses.

I'll never understand protests like this. I have tons of collections, from Star Wars, to Kotobukiya statues, to ponies. I would never, in my wildest dreams, think of destroying any of them, even if the company did something that made me swear to never buy from them again. All the money, all the effort, all the memories, just gone? No.

Song used in video: Leviathan - Vesture Dipped in the Blood of Morning

Not exactly the choice of song I would have used were I in his shoes, but it sets the mood nicely enough. Still, $900 worth of miniatures. With money like that, had he sold them, he could have bought himself the parts to make a decent PC.

captcha: oopsie-daisy. No, captcha, this is clearly not an oopsie-daisy. It's a messed up, waste of money. Dumb captcha.

Well I admire this fellas commitment, bit of a shame GW turned it into a game of biggest army wins, which I in turn hope isn't a harbinger of 40k's future.

Haven't played it in years, but if 40k collapses who will I flog my carefully painted Tau to on Ebay to fund even more Tau to carefully paint?

Zontar:
but how does one get rid of Slaanesh?

Everyone stopped having sex for a year and Slaanesh starved from the lack of #ahem# excitement.

Kinda sad considering that:

1. You're pretty much sinking to GWs level here. Just because they burn their own stuff to the ground doesn't mean you should.

2. You're playing right into their hands. They've directly said that the rules for existing factions are intentionally made stupid so you won't play with them and instead buy their new factions.

fix-the-spade:

Zontar:
but how does one get rid of Slaanesh?

Everyone stopped having sex for a year and Slaanesh starved from the lack of #ahem# excitement.

But Slaanesh was of all emotion and passion, not just sex. Hell, the Chaos gods where irremovable in their existence because of the fact that they exist from the power of humans and eldar existing. They are concepts of the human condition given physical form. You can defeat their armies and contain the gods, but they can not exist so long as human and eldar continue to as well.

That is just so metal.

I'm all for being angry at Games Workshop and I admit that I don't know how their games work that well but...couldn't he just keep playing the game with the old rules? I mean it's not exactly like a software patch where it's integrated into the game.

This seems like something Chris Chan would do.

The sheer level of stupidity in some people.

gigastar:
Yes, he could have sold his collection for a tidy sum, but by sacrificng them to R'bllor burning them instead his message is going to spread much further than it ever would have before.

I agree, and I'd imagine that's what he's trying to accomplish here. It's one thing to sell off a bunch of collectables from a company because you're angry with their new rules...stuff like that happens every time. Burning said collectables in effigy as a monument to your rage towards the new rules actually sends a message...one that I wouldn't be surprised if it resonated with other hard-core WH fans. I doubt this kind of protest to the new rules will catch on, but it'd likely stoke the flames of anger within the rest of the audience.

Essentially it'd be the same as burning your Amiibo collection in protest to how artificially rare they are. Someone watching the video might get pissed at you for burning one of the little buggers that's been impossible for them to find...and then angry at Nintendo again for making so few of them in the first place as to make watching someone burn one so infuriating.

It's all about grabbing attention and pointing that attention to the issue...which I'd say burning a $900 collection certainly accomplishes.

JonB:

Hawki:
only Slaanesh could provide.

...if only they didn't cut Slaanesh from the game.

Urge to kill rising...RISING.....

On the one hand ouch, $900 worth of minis that could have been sold on ebay or used to play a previous edition (3rd ed until death! DEEEEEEEAAAATH!!!!!!), and the painting time, oh that painting time.

On the other, I suppose if he feels that strongly about it, then it does display his anger better than just flogging them. You lot are familiar with the concept of a boy/girlfriend bonfire? I guess he was just that into Warhams and that pissed off.

And a good old fashioned burning gets the peasants riled up to march on the castle with pitchforks and burning brands to stake the bloodsucking undead husk through the heart. And by bloodsucking undead husk I mean GW.

To be honest I think burning those figures was about the only way the guy could make himself give up the hobby. By wasting that much money he is intentionally making a clear break from the game. At least that is the reasoning I hope he had...

Kevlar Eater:
Song used in video: Leviathan - Vesture Dipped in the Blood of Morning

Thanks, I was wondering what it was. Good stuff!

He probably did make more money with the video then the collection was worth. But a thought came to me. 900$ collection and 3d printers cost about half of that....

erttheking:
I'm all for being angry at Games Workshop and I admit that I don't know how their games work that well but...couldn't he just keep playing the game with the old rules? I mean it's not exactly like a software patch where it's integrated into the game.

Yeah, he could, but alot of people in the community live around a shop that has routine tournaments and they use the money from that to buy more minis, not to mention some shops are not allowed to sell anything that GW doesn't allow, and that includes previous editions of games and sometimes even older casts of models.

And then there's the painting and resellers that have sprung up. Some studios are going to lose a big chunk of their income because the new game is literally just buy the most expensive models and you win. And half the fun was people making themed armies that don't always make sense and having conversions done, which I don't think are legal anymore.

Not to mention this sorta sends some kind of message that "and I'm just gonna go back to playing 9th (I think that's the last Fantasy edition)" doesn't get across.

Zykon TheLich:

JonB:

Hawki:
only Slaanesh could provide.

...if only they didn't cut Slaanesh from the game.

Urge to kill rising...RISING.....

On the one hand ouch, $900 worth of minis that could have been sold on ebay or used to play a previous edition (3rd ed until death! DEEEEEEEAAAATH!!!!!!), and the painting time, oh that painting time.

On the other, I suppose if he feels that strongly about it, then it does display his anger better than just flogging them. And a good old fashioned burning gets the peasants riled up to march on the castle with pitchforks and burning brands to stake the bloodsucking undead husk through the heart. And by bloodsucking undead husk I mean GW.

WHAT DID NAGASH EVER DO TO YOU, HE'S A MISUNDERSTOOD GENIUS I TELL YOU

In other First World Problem News, some guy burns $900 toy collection out of spite.

He could have just continued to use the older rules.

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